AN Angler’s Mail reader has revealed how he makes bespoke gold jewellery of fishing tackle. And his micro replica gold reels actually work with proper moving parts.
Adam Tipton has stunning hand-made multiplier and fixed spool reels plus gold flies at A&B Christie jewellers in Blackpool.
The 36-year-old, from nearby Kirkham, Lancashire, explained: “I initially made a Mitchell 300 for my uncle and then another multiplier for him for Christmas.
“One of his friends noticed it and so I made him a similar one. I also made my boss a fly pin for Christmas.
“All those are pretty much one-offs but I can make anything really if people have something specific they want.
“We do have a few fishing-type pieces in stock that can easily be reproduced at any time.
“The 9 ct fixed-spool reel was made from 16 individual pieces which does take quite a while to craft and put together.
“As the reels are all one-offs I have been asking £230 to make one as there is a lot of work involved.
“But the fly pin and something like that would probably cost around the £150 mark and that was silver and 9 ct,” he added.
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